According to a report today from GameSpot, Bungie has already created a self-described “really fun” competitive multiplayer for Destiny, which has been one of the developer’s main goals in development.
In an interview with Eurogamer, community manager Eric Osborne said the competitive multiplayer component of Destiny has been a “huge focus” for the Bungie development team, and that they love playing it.
“We play it at lunch weekly,” Osborne said. “We constantly go back and forth. The perspectives vary wildly inside the studio.”
Osborne said the competitive multiplayer has achieved the point “where it’s really fun,” and Bungie will continue to work on it until it’s “unique.”
“… It's really about tweaking and iterating and playing it every day and finding that spot we think is unique but also feels familiar for those who are into competitive multiplayer that's skill-based –– ‘I'm better than you not necessarily because of the gear I have but because I'm better than you,’” Osborne said.
Destiny will also feature more narrative-driven multiplayer content for group activities, according to the report, including raids.
It’s unsure at the moment how the multiplayer will look, but Osborne did confirm that players wouldn’t be forced into player-versus-player matches in the game world.
The Destiny beta is set for release in early 2014, which Bungie has said will be like a full-scale release, and the full game will follow soon after.